Today started out as a day to get things done or at least into motion. We did get the girls off to their respective schools, with Jackie riding along with Jason and I and Stacy going with Grandma. Jason had to be at his formation at 07:30, and it was on a Wednesday because this past Monday was a holiday and the guys were given Tuesday as a day off. Right after the formation I got a chance to speak with a couple of the people in charge of the battalion and asked them about Jason's retirement ceremony. He will be going on what is known as terminal leave, at the end of June, and this is when he uses up the rest of his leave time. The guys who work in finance know that there is a financial benefit to doing this, and Jason was one of those financial guys, before going EOD. Anyway, things are now in motion and we will be scheduling his official retirement date and ceremony in the next week or so.
Jason and I got back to the house and Linda came out so that we could all go to lunch together. It was just a little after noon, so it worked out well for all of us, and we were all hungry. Shortly after getting Jason back to the house Linda and I took off to run a couple of errands and enjoy our "date night." Actually, one of the bigger errands was to head over to the Zoo to see if we could pick up a family membership, so that we could get over to the Zoo more often without worrying about how much it would cost. As it turned out, the Zoo's box office was closed so we'll have to go back later. We did get over to see an indie film called The Immigrant. Both of us enjoyed the film and would suggest that anyone who is even slightly interested should go see it.
That was pretty much it for the day, though we did do a little bit of work towards Jason's 31st birthday celebration, coming up on Saturday. I think it will turn out good and I hope everyone has a good time. Tomorrow I will be jumping on my bike, early in the morning and then going for a 12 - 15 mile ride (not sure just yet). Afterward, I will be taking Jason to his appointment for the day and then coming back home. I am pleased to say that Jason continues to improve and each day he gets a little better. We are also working with the doctors and equipment folks to determine ways to make him more comfortable -- we should have a meeting on this tomorrow, also. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.